Think whatever you will about the Barnett Shale natural gas boom – whether you’re getting eye-popping mailbox money or watching your neighborhood peace being sacrificed at the altar of greed – but Fort Worth h...
To some people, the front yard at Eastside activist Don Young’s house looks like an overgrown bunch of weeds badly in need of a lawnmower. But to Young and his wife, Debora, their yard looks just as it was intended –...
Perhaps you heard a few weeks ago that more than 100 journalists accepted buyout offers from The Dallas Morning News. Maybe you said, gee, that’s too bad, but I don’t think it’s going to affect me.
The fractured nature of the race for Texas governor has some candidates for other offices a bit nervous and off-balance. Unless they are in strongly Republican or strongly Democratic districts, they worry whether voters will ma...
When I talked to Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks a few weeks ago, she was ticking off a list of problems in her southeast Fort Worth district.
It’s September and the Texas Rangers are once again circling the drain, so it must be time for my annual column on why this team never makes the playoffs. It’s not hard to figure out – owner Tom Hicks doesn...
E. R. BILLS
Goethe used to say that whenever he heard the word “democracy,” he reached for his revolver. When I was a younger idealist, I couldn’t understand that. It didn’t make sense.
When I moved into the Monticello neighborhood about five years ago, I asked one of my neighbors why there were no Fort Worth public pools on the near West Side. I was getting tired of driving my daughter all over town so she co...
Two years ago, in August, 2004, the board of the John Peter Smith Hospital system took a step that set it apart from public hospitals in all other metropolitan Texas counties. Members of the League of Women Voters of Tarrant Co...
Think of Texas’ current debate over park funding – or lack thereof – as a tale of feast and famine. With the stuffing and starving, however, going on at the same time.